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for part a you sub x=0 so y=3 (0,3)?

for b, you can but them equal to each other so 2x-3=ax+2

2x-ax=5

then im not sure what to do next

for b, you can but them equal to each other so 2x-3=ax+2

2x-ax=5

then im not sure what to do next

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Have you considered writing an equation for where they meet on the modulus side of the graph. 2x-3 will equal the negative version of the other equation I believe.

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for part a you sub x=0 so y=3 (0,3)?

for b, you can but them equal to each other so 2x-3=ax+2

2x-ax=5

then im not sure what to do next

**dnejfn**)for part a you sub x=0 so y=3 (0,3)?

for b, you can but them equal to each other so 2x-3=ax+2

2x-ax=5

then im not sure what to do next

Anyway, the neat trick I picked up during A Levels is to set the modulous part negative and let them equal to each other i.e.

-(2x-3) = 2x-3

b.i. Again, similar to the above:

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

b.ii. using b.i, solve for x

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a. Shouldn't this be y=0 as opposed to x = 0?

Anyway, the neat trick I picked up during A Levels is to set the modulous part negative and let them equal to each other i.e.

-(2x-3) = 2x-3

b.i. Again, similar to the above:

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

b.ii. using b.i, solve for x

**MindMax2000**)a. Shouldn't this be y=0 as opposed to x = 0?

Anyway, the neat trick I picked up during A Levels is to set the modulous part negative and let them equal to each other i.e.

-(2x-3) = 2x-3

b.i. Again, similar to the above:

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

b.ii. using b.i, solve for x

but then for b how do i find out what a is when i dont know what x is? or would you use x=3/2

so then sub x in to get

3-3 = 3/2a +2

-2=3/2a

a=-4/3???

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Just actually read the question I think it wants a range of possible values for a. As it crosses at two distinct points there are values for a which it wouldn't cross at all or only cross once. Such as if a=2 it would run parallel to the second half of the graph and cross once.

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oh yeahh it should be y=0 so then x= 3/2 so (3/2,0)

but then for b how do i find out what a is when i dont know what x is? or would you use x=3/2

so then sub x in to get

3-3 = 3/2a +2

-2=3/2a

a=-4/3???

**dnejfn**)oh yeahh it should be y=0 so then x= 3/2 so (3/2,0)

but then for b how do i find out what a is when i dont know what x is? or would you use x=3/2

so then sub x in to get

3-3 = 3/2a +2

-2=3/2a

a=-4/3???

The question specifically states that y = ax+2 crosses at 2 points on the modulous equation.

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

using b.i, solve for x for part ii.

Also nowhere in the question did it states they want the values for x or a, just a in terms of x and vice versa

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Nowhere in the question did it said that y = ax+2 crosses where the modulous equations cross.

The question specifically states that y = ax+2 crosses at 2 points on the modulous equation.

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

using b.i, solve for x for part ii.

Also nowhere in the question did it states they want the values for x or a, just a in terms of x and vice versa

**MindMax2000**)Nowhere in the question did it said that y = ax+2 crosses where the modulous equations cross.

The question specifically states that y = ax+2 crosses at 2 points on the modulous equation.

2x -3 = ax+2 - solve for x

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - solve for x

Find a.

using b.i, solve for x for part ii.

Also nowhere in the question did it states they want the values for x or a, just a in terms of x and vice versa

if i find a in terms of x then,

2x-3=ax+2

2x-5=ax

a= 2x-5/x?

im so confused lol

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(b) i,

if i find a in terms of x then,

2x-3=ax+2

2x-5=ax

a= 2x-5/x?

im so confused lol

**dnejfn**)(b) i,

if i find a in terms of x then,

2x-3=ax+2

2x-5=ax

a= 2x-5/x?

im so confused lol

It might be easier to see if you draw a hypothetical line across both parts of the modulous function and label it y = ax+2

In your case, you want to eliminate one of the unknowns, so I recommend eliminating x in both equations in order to find a.

I have a = -4/3

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They're simultaneous equations.

It might be easier to see if you draw a hypothetical line across both parts of the modulous function and label it y = ax+2

In your case, you want to eliminate one of the unknowns, so I recommend eliminating x in both equations in order to find a.

I have a = -4/3

**MindMax2000**)They're simultaneous equations.

It might be easier to see if you draw a hypothetical line across both parts of the modulous function and label it y = ax+2

In your case, you want to eliminate one of the unknowns, so I recommend eliminating x in both equations in order to find a.

I have a = -4/3

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yeah, i got a=-4/3 for B (i). But then now what do i do for B(ii)?

**dnejfn**)yeah, i got a=-4/3 for B (i). But then now what do i do for B(ii)?

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - second equation

sub a = -4/3 into both equatios. Solve for the 2 x coordinates.

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2x -3 = ax+2 - first equation

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - second equation

sub a = -4/3 into both equatios. Solve for the 2 x coordinates.

**MindMax2000**)2x -3 = ax+2 - first equation

-(2x-3) = ax+2 - second equation

sub a = -4/3 into both equatios. Solve for the 2 x coordinates.

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i got x=3/2 for both equations when i subbed a in

**dnejfn**)i got x=3/2 for both equations when i subbed a in

Arranging the equations for one formula yields a = (2x-5)/x and x = 5/(2-a); x cannot be 0 and a cannot be 2 (you should have this)

For the other, a = (1-2x)/x and x = 1/(a+2); x cannot be 0 and a canot be -2 (you might have this)

So from the above, a can be any number but 2 and -2

bii. the x values are provided above.

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